Skip to main content

Practical Instruction for Detectives


Published August 10, 2014


LibriVox recording of Practical Instruction for Detectives by Emmerson W. Manning.
Read in English by Fiddlesticks; James K. White; Rosslyn Carlyle; Julia Niedermaier
Having been connected for many years with two of the largest and most successful private detective agencies in this country, both as an operator and as an official, and having been requested to outline briefly and concisely the most modern and up-to-date methods employed by leading detectives and private detective agencies of today, I shall confine myself in these pages to facts and a few personal experiences. I will endeavor to show that any person possessed of average intelligence, and who will use good common sense, can become a successful detective, regardless of his present or previous occupation.

This country today stands in need of more and better detectives than ever before in its history, and if one be inclined to doubt this statement he need only pick up the morning newspaper of any city of any size and be convinced that this is true. Hundreds of crimes of all descriptions are committed daily and statistics show that more than fifty per cent of persons committing crimes go unmolested and unpunished. Besides, there are the thousands of employees on our various transportation systems, in banks, stores, and in mercantile establishments, who are daily committing thefts of various kinds from their employers and whose nefarious operations are rarely uncovered, when one considers the actual number of thefts committed. - Summary by From the Preface
For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.

For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.

Download M4B (72MB)


Run time 2:38:53


Reviews

Reviewer: Timothy Ferguson - - February 13, 2015
Subject: For detectives...or ciminals?
Emmerson Manning’s handbook was written in 1921, and is targeted at young people considering employment in the security field. He describes the work of store, hotel, train, and other detectives. I thought the book would have been most useful as a primer into how to begin work as a small-time criminal in a large American city. He describes various methods of shoplifting, for example, so that new detectives can spot them, but I as a reader now know how to roll a 1920s jewelry store.
DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
Uploaded by
librivoxbooks
on 8/10/2014
Views
2,664
Favorites
1
Reviews
1
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by James Elroy Flecker
690
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Plato (Πλάτων)
3,997
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Booker T. Washington
23,757
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Omar Khayyám
2,794
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jessie Graham Flower
7,755
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Edgar Allan Poe
21,595
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Bolesław Prus
1,738
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jacobus Craandijk
193
0
0
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Paul Bilhaud
14,629
0
0
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text